Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.14

April 21, 2005


At a Glance


Congratulations to Elizabeth Saccà, Dean of Graduate Studies, who was named a distinguished fellow of the National Art Education Association at its annual convention March 5 in Boston. She is one of 90 from among 17,000 members of the association to receive the honour.

Martine D'Amours, who joined the School of Community and Public Affairs last July, is the 2004 recipient of the Institut de recherche en économie contemporaine's award for the best doctoral thesis on a topic related to contemporary economy. D'Amours completed her thesis on “Le travail indépendant: un hétérogénéité construite socialement” in the Department of Sociology at UQAM a few months before coming to Concordia. She was presented with her award at the Centre de Montréal des Archives nationales du Québec on March 2.

Congratulations to Patrick Delaney, a lecturer in Accountancy, who passed the Certified Public Accountant Final Examination on the first attempt. He has taught a variety of courses in the regular undergraduate program as well as in the Diploma in Chartered Accountancy program.

Alumna Lorraine Muller (BFA, Music, 1997) has her own record label, Top 5 Records. She has released a CD with her group Lo and the Magnetics called A Part, which was launched March 11 at Café Campus.

S.K.Goyal (Decision Sciences & MIS) has been invited to join the editorial board of a new journal, the Global Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, to be published by Serials Publications (India).

Fiberarts magazine, an internationally known publication for textile arts, will showcase the best of student work around the world, and seven students from Concordia’s Fibres Area were selected to have their work profiled. They are Candice Tarnowksi, Andrea van der Kooij (MFA) and Anne-Françoise Wauthy, Christine Mockett, Tatciana Woolam, Sofi Brazzeal and Helle Derrick (BFA).

Ingrid Bachmann (Fibres) presented her research, “Digital Crustaceans: Homesteading on the World Wide Web,” at the Creative Evolution conference held at the Centre for Cultural Studies, University of London, Goldsmith’s College, London, United Kingdom. She also gave a lecture on her work to students in the Textile Department at Goldsmiths College.

Ira Robinson (Department of Religion) presented a paper entitled "Anshe Sfard: the Creation of the First Hasidic Congregations in North America" at a conference on "The Jewish Immigrant Experience in America" sponsored by the Centre for American Studies of the University of Western Ontario.

Joey Berzowksa (Design and Computation Arts), Barbara Layne (Fibres, Studio Arts) and Ingrid Bachmann (Fibres, Studio Arts) will present their research at the Creativity and Cognition Conference, University of London, in April. They will also give a lecture to students at Goldsmiths College about their research as part of the Interactive Textiles and Wearable Computing Lab at Hexagram, the Institute for Research and Creation in the Media Arts.

Being Osama, shown recently on CBC network television, has won a lot of awards, including a documentary award at the Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University, and an Aurora Award at the Canadian National Youth Film Festival, in Ottawa on April 3. It was also shown at Harvard University as part of the Harvard Film Archives' Reports from the War on Terror series in March. Being Osama was directed by Tim Schwab, an assistant professor in Communication Studies, and former student Mahmoud Kaabour (Fine Arts, 1999).

Annie Martin, an assistant professor in the Fibres area of Studio Arts, is presenting le moindre bruit, a sound and textile installation, at Galerie Diagonale until April 23.

Guy Lachapelle (Political Science) has written a book called Claude Ryan et la violence du pouvoir. The subtitle is Le Devoir et la Crise d’octobre 1970 ou le combat de journalists democrats. It is published by Université Laval Press.

Dennis Murphy (Communication Studies) was a panelist and presenter at the Strategic Communications and Public Information Doctrine conference, at NATO's Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Virginia, from March 9 to 11. The title of his presentation was “Propaganda and Truth in War: The Philosophy.”

A paper by Anthony Perl and geologist Judith Patterson called “Will Oil Depletion Determine Aviation's Response to Environmental Challenges?” was published in the Annals of Air and Space Law. On March 18 Patterson presented "Airports and the End of Cheap Oil" at a workshop on improving environmental capacity at airports at the University of Central Florida.